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Haunted Canyon Backpack

  • Nov 2, 2013 · 8:00 AM
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This will be an easy and fun 6 mile (each way) backpacking trip along a beautiful perennial stream in the Eastern Superstitions!  We've done this trip many times and always have a great time.

The trail is north of Superior and entails a drive through an open pit copper mine to get to the trailhead.  The relatively flat and well used trail follows the pretty perennial stream to a scenic valley with reliable water.  Expect lots of old growth cottonwoods and sycamores along the way.  The valley is an old homestead and includes a historic cabin.

We'll enjoy some cocktails and laughs around the camp fire Saturday evening.

We'll return using the same route on Sunday.  We'll stop in Globe for some Mexican food before heading home.

Here's a hike write-up: http://arizonahiking.org/component/content/article/84-superstition-and-mazatzal-wilderness/202-haunted-canyon-tony-ranch

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  • Peter

    What a great weekend. Water was never a problem. Plenty of wildlife in the area. Saw a mountain lion, white tail deer and fresh signs of bear. We camped with 2 hunters and they knew the area very well. Thanks Maurice.

    November 4, 2013

  • Jessica

    Hope you guys have a good night... Mountain Lions, and Spiders and Bears, Oh my! I can't wait to hear your stories! :-)

    November 2, 2013

  • LD

    Hey, take lots of water...we went a few weeks ago and everything is dry. There is one small spring near the cabin but its a little funky.
    Very cool trip, and interesting mine equipment to see.

    October 31, 2013

  • Geo S.

    Change of plans, i,m going to tucson for the "Procession of Souls" event instead. You all have fun!

    October 28, 2013

  • Marisol

    Family will be visiting... will be headed up to Flagstaff. Sorry. Looking forward to the next available trip.

    October 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am not going to be able to make it. My coworker is going to Vegas and I'll be working all weekend. Yall enjoy!

    October 28, 2013

  • Mike

    Hate to bail out so late in the game but I got a new job today and it looks like i'll be working Saturdays for the foreseeable future. Have fun!

    October 21, 2013

  • Dave B

    @Maurice: Knowing that this is Haunted Canyon near Halloween, did you warn the participants about the very strange activity that's been reported in this area (the reason why the Forest Service closed access to the cabin)?

    October 16, 2013

  • Ingrid

    Which Dennys?

    October 15, 2013

    • Maurice G

      We meet at Frys Electronics in Tempe in the SE corner of the parking lot closest to the Dennis just across the way.

      October 16, 2013

  • Dean K.

    Hi all...just checking, is this a dog friendly trip?

    September 7, 2013

    • Dean K.

      Hi Maurice, Thanks for the info. Unfortunately I will have to back out of this trip as I just learned my in-laws are coming to town the same weekend. I will look out for more hikes with your group, dog friendly or not. Hope you all have a great trip!

      September 11, 2013

    • Maurice G

      See you on the trail sometime soon.

      September 12, 2013

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